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Charitable cash donations

Your outright gift of cash or check helps the children of St. Jude, and may provide you with a tax deduction.

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St. Jude patient Courtney and her mom

St. Jude patient Courtney and her mom


Is there a tax deduction for donating cash?

To estimate the tax deduction that you may receive for a donation of cash or appreciated assets, use our interactive gift calculator.

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What is considered a cash donation?

Cash contributions include donations made by cash, check, electronic funds transfer, online payment services, debit cards, credit cards, payroll deduction, or a transfer of a gift card that can be redeemed for cash.

Do you need to mail a donation by check? Access our mailing address.

Do you need proof of charitable cash contributions?

We provide an annual donation statement for all tax deductible donations. If you need a copy of your annual donation statement, please call (800) 822-6344 or use this form to request a copy online.

ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice.  This material is prepared and made available to you for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide or be relied upon for tax, legal or accounting advice.  You should always consult a tax professional to determine your particular tax benefits that may result from any particular type of gift to charity.

St. Jude patient Griffin

St. Jude patient Griffin

Celebrations at St. Jude

St. Jude patient Lily celebrates at her No More Chemo party after completing chemotherapy at St. Jude.


Have you left St. Jude in your estate plans?

We want to honor your generosity in a special way. Please let us know so that we can show our gratitude and better plan for the future.


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Art by St. Jude patient Anthony


Why make a cash donation to St. Jude?

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Families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food so they can focus on helping their child live.

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When St. Jude opened in 1962, childhood cancer was considered incurable. Since then, St. Jude has helped push the overall survival rate from 20% to more than 80%, and we won't stop until no child dies from cancer.

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Every child deserves a chance to live their best life and celebrate every moment. When you support St. Jude, you help give kids with cancer around the world that chance. Together, we can save more lives.


Please use the following legal name and tax identification:


ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105


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We are a tax-exempt, charitable institution listed in the Federal Internal Revenue Service Publication #78, "Cumulative List of Organizations," revised IRS Code 501(c)(3).


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Our Gift Planning department has a representative in your area who can provide further information or help you prepare the right questions to ask your financial advisor to determine what type of planned gift may be right for you. Email, call (800) 395-1087, or fill out the form below, and a St. Jude representative will contact you. 

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